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10/17/06 3:41 PM
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Stonehenge makes list in new seven wonders vote Tue Oct 17, 8:34 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Only one of the ancient wonders of the world still survives -- now history lovers are being invited to choose a new list of seven. Among 21 locations shortlisted for the worldwide vote is Stonehenge, the only British landmark selected. The 5,000-year-old stones on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, will be up against sites including the Acropolis in Athens; the Statue of Liberty in New York; and the last remaining original wonder, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. An original list of nearly 200 sites nominated by the public was narrowed to 21 by the organizers and experts, including the former director general of Unesco Professor Federico Mayor. The vote is organized by a non-profit Swiss foundation called New7Wonders which specializes in the preservation, restoration and promotion of monuments, and the results will be announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon. About 20 million votes have already been lodged, including many from India, for the Taj Mahal; China, for the Great Wall and from Peru for Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the Incas. The other original seven wonders of the ancient world were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Tia Viering, spokeswoman for New7Wonders, said: "Apart from the Pyramids, the seven ancient wonders of the world no longer exist." The only criteria for the new list is that the landmarks were built or discovered before 2000. "People of England, it is now your turn to be heard," added Viering. Support Stonehenge to become one of the New Seven Wonders of the World." Votes can be made online, at www.new7wonders.com. The 21 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of the World, alphabetically: 1 Acropolis, Athens, Greece 2 Alhambra, Granada, Spain 3 Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia 4 Chichen Itza Aztec site, Yucatan, Mexico 5 Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 Colosseum, Rome 7 Easter Island Statues, Chile 8 Eiffel Tower, Paris 9 Great Wall, China 10 Hagia Sophia church, Istanbul, Turkey 11 Kyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan 12 Kremlin/St.Basil's, Moscow 13 Machu Picchu, Peru 14 Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany 15 Petra ancient city, Jordan 16 Pyramids of Giza, Egypt 17 Statue of Liberty, New York 18 Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom 19 Sydney Opera House, Australia 20 Taj Mahal, Agra, India 21 Timbuktu city, Mali
10/17/06 3:42 PM
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I don't see Grecian Formula on that list. WTF?
10/17/06 3:46 PM
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So what makes your top 7? I say, in no order: 1)Machu Picchu, Peru 2)Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia 3)Petra ancient city, Jordan 4)Pyramids of Giza, Egypt 5)Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom 6)Great Wall, China 7)Easter Island Statues, Chile
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Don't know why they would put things like the Sydney Opera House, Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower on the list. I am biased, in my list, towards older achievments, I guess.
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" I don't see Grecian Formula on that list. WTF?" LMFAO
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It's about time. Seriously, the Colossus of Rhodes? Talk about outdated.
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A "wonder" of the world should literally mean - "I wonder how the fuck they did that".
10/17/06 3:58 PM
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Don't know why they would put things like the Sydney Opera House, Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower on the list. ... A "wonder" of the world should literally mean - "I wonder how the fuck they did that". I agree. Those 3 don't belong. How about the Roman Colosseum and the Taj Mahal? I don't know enough about this stuff. Is there a lot of "how the fuck..." surrounding those? Since I don't know about half of those, I'm going to say Stonehenge, Great Wall and the Pyramids of Giza are the only ones I could vote for with confidence. I wish I knew more about this stuff. It's very interesting.
10/23/06 7:04 PM
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Someone mentioned the International Space Station on the other thread, which I definitely agree with being on the list.
11/13/06 8:28 PM
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The ISS is a product of society, which is why I believe it should be in the Wonders of the World.

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